These handmade crochet ornaments would all make great additions to your own tree, as a garland, as package toppers, or as small gifts themselves. Several are flat (and lightweight) when finished, so you could even send them easily in the mail.
There’s a nice variety of styles here, but I think all look elegantly handmade rather than too DIY crafty. I haven’t made all of these myself, but I would love to try each of them!
Projects for Beginners
Let’s start with an adorable sheep! This looks super simple and quick to whip a whole flock. Bonus! You can make a wreath ornament with almost the exact same instructions – Lorraine provides directions for that too! This project requires a couple of extra supplies: a shower curtain ring, some black felt, and some twigs.
This pattern feels a little more farmhouse to me but is still very cute. I think they’d look pretty and a little more Scandi without the bow also. The nice part is these only take one color of yarn per tree and would look great in any color you’re going with this year.
I could do a whole post just with crochet snowflake ornaments, but I limited myself to just 4 for this post. This pattern is only 4 rounds, so it should be quick to finish and easy to memorize. You can make a bunch while you’re watching your favorite Christmas movies! This one is made with just your easy-to-find Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn and a 3.75mm hook, so you might already have the supplies lying around. This one would definitely benefit from starching, though, to show off the details and keep it from curling.
These poofy furry balls are so fun! I love that they add a different, unique texture to the tree and would also look great in many colors. Ashleigh includes information about which colorways of Lion Brand’s Go For Faux Thick and Quick she recommends based on shedding. Also worth noting that the materials for this one are a bit on the higher side for a small crochet ornament – she says that she gets two ornaments out of each $8 skein.
I know, another snowflake pattern… But this one I like because it’s not fussy, is only 4 rounds, would be great starched or unstarched, and I love Bella Coco’s crochet channel (see the link for the video tutorial in her post)!
Handmade Crochet Ornament Projects for Hobbyists
Next up are these adorable handmade crochet trees. I love how there are a couple of different variations, but any you choose only requires green, white, and brown yarn. These would be especially cute as a garland or package topper!
This handmade crochet angel ornament pattern is so very elegant and highlights the traditional side of the season. These would be beautiful with an accent color of yarn or all one color. I think this one would also greatly benefit from starching to keep its shape.
Project Ideas for Experienced Crocheters
These seem like they could be either stars or snowflakes, but either way, I love their simplicity and the fact that they would look great in any color to go with your Christmas decor. I could see these being very versatile as ornaments, a garland, or a gift topper.
I love this crochet take on a traditional fair isle pattern for handmade crochet ornaments. The colors here are light and cheerful, but you can never go wrong with a classic red and white fair isle pattern either.
While these aren’t labeled as ornaments, I have made them as ornaments and they work great! There are several sizes and shapes included in this pattern, and they can be made bigger or smaller depending on the yarn and hook size you choose. I’ve made palm-sized ones out of worsted weight yarn, and I’ve made tiny ones out of fingering weight yarn and a 2.75mm hook. Both are so fun!
I very much enjoyed working up this handmade crochet ornament pattern. There’s just enough going on per round to keep it interesting, and I loved working with crochet thread for the first time. They do take quite a while to make, though. I ended up averaging 1-2 hours per snowflake not counting the starch step.
And last but not least, I love the texture of these with the more traditional shape of handmade crochet ornament. I could see these being especially nice on a more classic tree if done in red, green, or white. Or they would look nice a more modern tree if done in a neutral color. This pattern does require a filler, although she says you can use fiberfill, pantyhose, a styrofoam ball, or a cheap bauble ornament.